Reviewing Trio-Tech International (TRT) & Its Competitors

Trio-Tech International (NYSE:TRTGet Rating) is one of 38 publicly-traded companies in the “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Trio-Tech International to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Trio-Tech International has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Trio-Tech International’s competitors have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Trio-Tech International and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Trio-Tech International $32.46 million -$590,000.00 32.93
Trio-Tech International Competitors $2.83 billion $454.74 million 13.28

Trio-Tech International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Trio-Tech International. Trio-Tech International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

22.6% of Trio-Tech International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.7% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 46.2% of Trio-Tech International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.2% of shares of all “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Trio-Tech International and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Trio-Tech International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Trio-Tech International Competitors 341 1118 1633 44 2.44

As a group, “Special industry machinery, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 66.44%. Given Trio-Tech International’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Trio-Tech International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


This table compares Trio-Tech International and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Trio-Tech International 1.47% 2.23% 1.49%
Trio-Tech International Competitors 9.04% 0.98% 3.37%


Trio-Tech International competitors beat Trio-Tech International on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

Trio-Tech International Company Profile (Get Rating)

Trio-Tech International, together with its subsidiaries, provides manufacturing, testing, and distribution services to the semiconductor industry. The company's Testing Services segment offers stabilization bake, thermal shock, temperature cycling, mechanical shock, constant acceleration, gross and fine leak, electrical, static and dynamic burn-in, and vibration testing, as well as reliability lab and microprocessor equipment contract cleaning services. This segment also provides qualification testing services that test small samples of output from manufacturers for qualification of their processes and devices. Its Manufacturing segment manufactures front-end semiconductor test equipment, such as artic temperature-controlled wafer chucks used for test, characterization, and failure analysis of semiconductor wafers and other components; and wet process stations for cleaning, rinsing, and drying semiconductor wafers, flat panel display magnetic disks, and other microelectronic substrates. This segment also manufactures back-end products comprising autoclaves and highly accelerated stress test equipment; burn-in equipment and boards; and component centrifuges and leak detection equipment. The company's Distribution segment distributes complementary products, including environmental chambers, handlers, interface systems, vibration systems, shaker systems, solderability testers, and other semiconductor equipment, as well as components, such as connectors, sockets, LCD display panels, and touch-screen panels. Its Real Estate segment invests in and rents real estate properties. The company primarily serves semiconductor chip manufacturers or testing facilities that purchase testing equipment. The company operates in the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and China. Trio-Tech International was incorporated in 1958 and is headquartered in Van Nuys, California.

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